Things have been thoroughly shaken up in Boston for the Red Sox, as they have signed David Ross to a contract to be added to the catching team. This an interesting prospect for the team and could prove to be bad for the current catching duo of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway. While it remains to be seen how this will affect the team, this should be a very interesting thing as it pertains to the Red Sox and how they rank as a viable choice as one of the peoples favorites MLB picks going into the 2013 season.
Early reports indicate that Ross will be used as much more than just a back up for the team but will not quite be a starter. As it stands now for the Red Sox, Saltalamacchia and Lavarnway have been swapping back and forth with their play time and could be on an endangered species list for the team going forward. The acquisition of Ross on the team shows that they may be blaming the catchers a little bit more than expected for the teams loses the last few years. They are clearly making as many moves as they can in the offseason to ensure that the team is back in the playoffs come September 2013. While they will need to do much more than get a catcher for the team, this is certainly a step in the right direction for the team going forward. If they can get a few more big acquisitions in place, they just might have a chance of not only making the playoffs, but going to the World Series next October.
When it comes to players the Red Sox were going to pick up this offseason, David Ross was not at the top of the list. While this is a good pick up for the team, it raises some big questions for the team going forward.